Sunday, 10 June 2012

Free on Kindle

A funny thing happened a couple of months ago. I checked on my Kindle reports and noticed that my children's science fiction novel had been downloaded nearly 300 times  that week but as a free book. At first I was rather confused as I hadn't put it for free on Kindle until I remembered that I had done just that on Smashwords and Amazon like to price match.
Both 'Space Rats' and 'The Spirit Tree' can be downloaded free on amazon.com - tbh, I'm not sure about the UK as no-one has downloaded it there yet. I was surprised that no-one has downloaded 'Spirit Tree' as I always thought that fantasy would do better than science fiction (it's my preferred genre) but as always these things just can't be predicted! : ) 'Space Rats' has been downloaded between 100 to 200 times a week for the past month and a half so this has made me realise I need to get the next one all polished and shiny and up for sale.
I have it booked in for a proper edit the end of this month and I'm looking for someone who could do a cover for me - possibly for the first one too so they have a similar cover to make them recognisable as a series. I'm quite pleased as I really enjoyed writing the first one, it was a fun adventure, and I'm enjoying getting back to these characters.

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